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deer mouse

n.
A North American mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) having white feet and underparts, and a long, bicolored tail.

deer mouse

n
(Animals) any of various mice of the genus Peromyscus, esp P. maniculatus, of North and Central America, having brownish fur with white underparts: family Cricetidae. See also white-footed mouse
[so named because of its agility]

white′-foot`ed mouse′


n.
any North or Central American mouse of the genus Peromyscus, usu. having white feet and undersides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deer mouse - brownish New World mousedeer mouse - brownish New World mouse; most widely distributed member of the genus
genus Peromyscus, Peromyscus - New World wood mice
wood mouse - any of various New World woodland mice
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In Eugene, Huestis continued his research begun in La Jolla, with deer mice as his subject.
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With a varied topography of canyons, dunes, flatlands, and beach areas, the island supports an array of endemic species including the San Nicolas Island fox (Urocyon littoralis), island night lizard (Xantusia riversiana), and native deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus).
The rare but severe respiratory disease is spread by contact with infected rodents, primarily deer mice.
It is believed that deer mice transmit the virus, and humans come into contact with it if they encounter fresh mouse droppings, saliva or urine.
Park officials have closed all the signature tent cabins, a total of 91, after finding deer mice nesting between the double walls of the luxury tents.